Part 1: Using a computer |
Part2/3: A bicycle/motorcycle/car trip you would like to go
In this part, the examiner asks you about yourself, your home, work or studies and other familiar topics.
In what conditions would you use a computer?
Basically, I use it every day, and I use it to study, because these days many things have to be done with a computer. This is especially true during lockdown, as I use it to listen to a lecture, discuss with colleagues, and submit my assignments.
When was the first time you used a computer?
Since I was in primary school. I remember we had a computer class once a week, and we were all excited about this class, because the computer was exclusive, and only very few families could afford it. But at that time, our teacher just taught us how to turn on the computer, how to type and how to carry out some basic operations such as copy and paste.
What would your life be like without computers?
It would be full of doom and gloom, like I said, most of my studying now is done on my computer, So without a computer, I couldn’t finish anything. Besides that, I tend to use the computer to do other things, such as watching sitcoms, online shopping, or just browsing social media. To be honest, I can't imagine what my life would be like without my computer.
In what conditions would it be difficult for you to use a computer?
I would say, making notes, although I’ve tried some software such as pdf Expert or Adobe Acrobat to take notes on my computer, it's not as smooth as I do with pen and paper. So, when I read some papers, I prefer to print them out and take notes on the hard copy.
Part 2 In this part, you will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Describe a bicycle/motorcycle/car trip you would like to go
You should say:
Who you would like to go with
Where you would like to go
When you would like to go
And explain why you would like to go by bicycle/motorcycle/car
Well, what I like to do most is go on a bike tour. I really love recreational cycling. Some friends of mine who have the same interest usually talk about going on a bike tour at a fun place together. One place we’ve always wanted to go to is Weihai, which is in the easternmost part located of Shandong province.
Weihai has a really good location because it’s surrounded by the sea on three sides, and there are many terrific attractions in the city. What’s more, there is a long bike path in the city that has been built alongside the sea. Many people recommend visitors bike around there. Just imagine, you can feel the soft sea breeze and even enjoy the sparkling sun on the water while riding, which will be fantastic. Plus, when you get tired, you could lie on a nearby beach and enjoy It’ll definitely make you feel like a million bucks.
So, I’m really looking forward to this kind of cycling tour. I bet it’ll be an exciting way to explore a new city. If everything goes well, I hope to go there with my friends and tour the city during the National Day holiday next year. We can rent bikes and cycle around while enjoying some breathtaking scenery. If we see, we can just stop by and try the seafood. Well, just thinking of it. Anyway, it’s definitely experience I want to have.
Part 3 In this part, the examiner asks you a few more detailed questions about the same topic.
Why do more and more people drive private cars?
More and more people drive private cars because they are a very convenient option for transportation. Private cars offer more flexibility because you can pack them full if you’re moving to a new home or packing for a long trip, or you can drive multiple people at once. You can’t do that with a motorcycle or a bike. Also, if you don’t own a private car, you may have to rely on public transportation or taxis to get around, which can be unreliable because you need to wait for them to come to you.
Which form of vehicle is more popular in your country, bikes, cars or motorcycles?
Well, given the traffic of most cities in China, cycling is still the most popular mode of transportation. It’s true that a lot more Chinese families can afford cars, but driving a private car can be a pain in the neck because of things like parking, insurance and the risk of accidents. But if you ride, you won’t have most of those concerns, so most people still prefer using bikes to go somewhere if it’s not too far. Plus, bike sharing has swept across China, which means it’s easy and dirt-cheap to rent a bike for a trip.
Do you think air pollution comes mostly from mobile vehicles?
No, I don’t think that mobile vehicles are the leading cause of air pollution. They definitely contribute a lot to the problem, and we need to cut the use of mobile vehicles down wherever possible. But I think that a lot of air pollution comes from ships and trains and other forms of transportation as well. Factories also cause a ton of air pollution. You can see all the dark smoke that comes out of them.
Do you think people need to change the way of transportation drastically to protect the environment?
No, I don’t think it’s worth it to change a lot about how people get around. After all, even if all of humanity stops using all kinds of transportation that consume fossil fuels, global warning won’t get better because the damage has already done. Besides, instead of subverting the transportation system, some minor improvements of people’s choices for transportation will help reduce tons of carbon dioxide emissions) and buying electric cars.
How are the transportation systems in urban areas and rural areas different?
As far as I know, urban and rural communities are extremely different when it comes to transportation systems. Compared with rural areas, urban areas are densely populated and have more developed infrastructure, so urban residents have easier access to a network of public transit. But you’ll never see a public transportation that good in villages. People who live in the countryside normally ride a bike or just walk places within the … as the residential area of a rural neighborhood can be very small.
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ZaraOct 30, 2023
There are some gramatical mistake in this page. For instance, our teacher just thought us how to turn on the computer -> our teacher just taught us ...Well, what I like to do -> I would like to do ...